By BookRenter IT Intern Jason Kuang
Jason is a senior at San Jose State University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Loves science and technology, music and camping in the wilderness. Currently searching for the ultimate meaning of life through various philosophical views. Has lots of interests but not sure there is enough time in the world to pursue all of them.
The fall semester is coming to an end in a few weeks. It is about this time that seniors really have to start thinking about what classes they need to take and even (dare I say) life after college. Yes! That’s right. The time-consuming, dreadful task of enrolling in classes is not a spontaneous activity. You have to sit down and really focus on how to balance classes, work and family, making sure they all piece together in your schedule smoothly. On top of that, now you have to figure out what you want to do after you graduate! That’s a lot to think about.
Sigh no more! Relax and take a deep breath. Truth be told, with only one semester to go, everything is happening all at once. Gearing up for the next chapter of our lives after four years of living in the “college bubble” can be a little daunting and overwhelming. I don’t know about you though, but I am ready to bring this change into my life!
Here are some tips to help you make the most of your final semester:
- Take a course you’ve always thought about taking but haven’t yet – Enroll in that course you’ve always wanted to take. Many universities offer classes like wine appreciation, photography, and even archery. Use your last semester to experience something different. Who knows? You might end up liking it and making a new hobby out of it.
- It is never too late to join a club and meet new people – Don’t just stay at home, coasting through your last semester. Get involved in a club or cause that is important to you. Remember, the network of people that you meet in college may go a long way once you are in the real world.
- Never let yourself slow down – Just because next semester is the last, don’t let that be a reason to slack off. Exams and projects are still important, especially if you are planning to go to graduate school (either immediately after college or after a few years off). Don’t let that GPA fall now that you’ve gotten so close to the finish line. Plan well and finish strong!